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Embarrassed to exercise in front of colleagues

Non-gym-goers feel self-conscious when working out with colleagues, according to a new study.

Researchers are looking for young impotent men

Can acupuncture have as a potent an effect as Viagra and Cialis? Norwegian researchers want to know. First they have to get hold of some young men with erectile dysfunction who are willing to participate.

Facial mites reveal where you come from

Facial mites have always been with us. A new study uses them to find out who we are, and where we come from.

Better endurance with strength training

Traditionally, endurance athletes want to avoid gaining muscle mass. But a new study shows that bigger muscles are important to get a positive effect on achievement, especially for cyclists.

Resistance training works well for prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer should be exercising, a new study shows - to combat muscular atrophy and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?

According to the fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.

How much PCB does your body contain?

The human body contains many contaminants. A new research project shows that data models can replicate measurements of PCB concentrations in individuals, and thus help scientists understand what happens with these contaminants in our bodies.

Scientists clash: Is there an exercise hormone?

Norwegian researchers claimed that the so-called exercise hormone irisin is merely a myth. Now the discoverers of irisin are fighting back, writing that they have irrefutable evidence that the hormone works in humans.

Lab made liver cells on a budget

Scientists have developed a method for synthesizing liver cells at a fraction of today’s cost.

Moths get wind of partner from a kilometre away

A small part of a moth’s brain is providing new research data that tells us more about our human sense of smell.